2017 CMS Winter Meeting

Waterloo, December 8 - 11, 2017

Detailed session schedules will be posted on the web site beginning in
late October. Once the schedules are made available to us by the
organizers, we will post them as quickly as possible. Please note that schedules are subject to change without notice. All scientific sessions will be held
at the University of Waterloo.

- Algebraic Graph Theory
- Analytic Function Spaces
- Analytic Number Theory
- Application of Mathematics to Medicine and Biology
- Applications of Combinatorial Topology in Commutative Algebra
- Arithmetic Dynamics
- Contributed Papers
- Cyclic Homology and Noncommutative Geometry
- Design Theory
- Dynamical Systems
- Dynamics of Microbial Systems
- Environmental and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
- Explicit Finiteness of Integral Points on Hyperbolic Curves
- Financial Mathematics
- Geometric Analysis
- History of Mathematics
- Logic and Operator Algebras
- Low Dimensional Topology and Geometric Group Theory
- Mathematical Aspects of Quantum Information
- Model Theory
- Operator Algebras
- Rethinking First Year Experience
- Studc Student Research Session
- Symmetric Functions and Generalizations
- Toric Geometry
- Using Digital Assets in Mathematics Education and Outreach
- Variational Analysis and Monotone Operator Theory

Algebraic Graph Theory | |

Org: Chris Godsil (University of Waterloo) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2035) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Qing Xiang (University of Delaware), The Smith group of the hypercube graph |

8:30 - 8:50 | Karen Meagher (University of Regina), An Erd\H{o}s-Ko-Rado theorem for 2-Transitive Groups |

9:00 - 9:20 | Joy Morris (Lethbridge University), Cayley index and Most Rigid Representations (MRRs) |

9:30 - 9:50 | Michael Tait (Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh), 7 theorems in extremal spectral graph theory |

10:00 - 10:20 | Hanmeng Zhan (University of Waterloo), Discrete-Time Quantum Walks and Graph Embeddings |

16:00 - 16:20 | Claude Tardif (Royal Military College, Kingston), Bounding chromatic numbers by solving linear equations |

16:30 - 16:50 | Matt McGinnis (University of Delaware), The smallest eigenvalues of Hamming and Johnson graphs |

17:00 - 17:20 | Danny Rorabaugh (Queens University, Kingston), Graph Labelling with Combinatorial Nullstellensatz |

17:30 - 17:50 | David Wagner (Universityof Waterloo), Results on chromatic polynomials inspired by a correlation inequality of Farr |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2035) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Bill Martin (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Some recent results on Q-polynomial (cometric) association schemes |

8:30 - 8:50 | Brian Kodalen (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Linked Simplices |

9:00 - 9:20 | Ada Chan (York University), Quantum walks in association schemes |

9:30 - 9:50 | John Sinkovic (University of Waterloo), The inertia bound of a graph |

10:00 - 10:20 | Karen Yeats (University of Waterloo), On the $c_2$ invariant of a graph |

Analytic Function Spaces | |

Org: Javad Mashreghi (Laval University) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5417) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Nina Zorboska (University of Manitoba), Unitary weighted composition operators on reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces of holomorphic functions |

8:30 - 8:50 | Raphael Clouatre (University of Manitoba), Non-commutative boundaries of multiplier algebras |

9:00 - 9:20 | Edward Timko (University of Manitoba), A Classification of $n$-tuples of Commuting Isometries |

9:30 - 9:50 | Gabriel Prajitura (State University of New York), Chaos and entropy in Hilbert Spaces |

10:00 - 10:20 | Ruhan Zhao (State University of New York), On Berezin type operators and Toeplitz operators |

16:00 - 16:20 | Paul Gauthier (University of Montreal), Approximation by Random Complex Polynomials and Rational functions |

16:30 - 16:50 | Richard Fournier (University of Montreal), Remarks on an interpolation formula |

17:00 - 17:20 | Maxim Burke (University of Prince Edward Island), Comonotone approximation and interpolation by entire functions |

17:30 - 17:50 | Javad Mashreghi (Laval University), Periodic solutions of linear systems |

Analytic Number Theory | |

Org: Kevin Hare, Wentang Kuo and Yu-Ru Liu (University of Waterloo) | |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 4045) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Daniel Fiorilli (University of Ottawa), Low-lying zeros of quadratic Dirichlet $L$-functions: the transition |

8:30 - 8:50 | Karl Dilcher (Dalhousie University), Derivatives and special values of higher-order Tornheim zeta functions |

9:00 - 9:20 | Matilde Lalin (University of Montreal), Remarks on the Mahler measure for arbitrary tori |

9:30 - 9:50 | Tristan Freiberg (University of Waterloo), Variance for primes in arithmetic progression: sparse, sparser,... |

10:00 - 10:20 | Ram Murty (Queen's University), Hilbert's tenth problem over number fields |

16:00 - 16:20 | Greg Martin (University of British Columbia), The distribution of the number of subgroups of the multiplicative group |

16:30 - 16:50 | Alia Hamieh (University of Northern British Columbia), Special Values of L-functions of Hilbert Modular Forms |

17:00 - 17:20 | Allysa Lumley (York University), Distribution of Values of $L$-functions associated to Hyperelliptic Curves over Function Fields |

17:30 - 17:50 | John Friedlander (University of Toronto), Twin primes via exceptional characters |

Monday December 11 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 4045) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Jonathan Sorenson (Butler University), Open problems related to finding strong pseudoprimes |

8:30 - 8:50 | Akshaa Vatwani (University of Waterloo), Zeros of partial sums of $L$-functions |

9:00 - 9:20 | Trevor Wooley (Bristol University, U.K.), Nested efficient congruencing and relatives of Vinogradov's mean value theorem |

9:30 - 9:50 | Julia Brandes (University of Waterloo), Vinogradov systems missing the linear slice |

10:00 - 10:20 | Youness Lamzouri (York University), Prime number races with many contestants |

Application of Mathematics to Medicine and Biology | |

Org: Sivabal Sivaloganathan (University of Waterloo) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1302) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Ali Mahdipour (UHN, Toronto), Cell Cycle Significance in the Evolutionary Dynamics of Cancer |

8:30 - 8:50 | Lawrence Oprea (McGill University), Modeling perisaccadic traveling wave dynamics in the visual cortex |

9:00 - 9:20 | Victor Oluwole Olobatuyi (University of Alberta), Modeling the effects of G2-checkpoint dynamics on the low-dose hyper-radiosensitivity |

9:30 - 9:50 | Robert Smith? (University of Ottawa), Comparing malaria surveillance with periodic spraying in the presence of insecticide-resistant mosquitoes |

10:00 - 10:20 | Jane Heffernan (York University), Virus dynamics and the immune system |

16:00 - 16:20 | Frances Skinner (Krembil Res. & University of Toronto), Mathematically modeling theta oscillations in the hippocampus |

16:30 - 16:50 | Adam Stinchcombe (University of Toronto), Understanding Myelodysplastic Syndromes from Blood Cell Counts |

17:00 - 17:20 | Kamran Kaveh (Harvard University), Evolution in heterogeneous and random environments |

17:30 - 17:50 | Kathleen Wilkie (Ryerson Polytechnic University), Classifying Cancer Types for Treat-ability Using PPI Network Structure |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1302) | |

16:00 - 16:20 | Xinzhi Liu (University of Waterloo), Infectious Disease Modeling by a Hybrid System Approach |

16:30 - 16:50 | Brian Ingalls (University of Waterloo), Synthetic biology approaches to suppression of antibiotic resistance: toward model-based design |

17:00 - 17:20 | Katrin Rohlf (Ryerson Polytechnic University), Reactive Multi-particle Collision (RMPC) dynamics for stochastic simulations of biochemical systems |

17:30 - 17:50 | Madjid Soltani (KN toose University of Technology, Tehran), Intracellular events regulate tissue scale phenomena in sprouting angiogenesis, A mathematical model |

Applications of Combinatorial Topology in Commutative Algebra | |

Org: Sara Faridi (Dalhousie University) and Adam Van Tuyl (McMaster University) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3127) | |

8:30 - 8:50 | Connor Sawaske (University of Washington, USA), Lower bound theorems for balanced manifolds |

9:00 - 9:20 | Anton Dochtermann (Texas State University, USA), Coparking functions and h-vectors of matroids |

9:30 - 9:50 | Giulio Caviglia (Purdue University, USA), Extremal free resolutions over monomial complete intersections. |

10:00 - 10:20 | Mayada Shahada (Dalhousie University, Canada), Well Ordered Facet Covers and the Subadditivity Property of Monomial Ideals |

16:00 - 16:20 | Tai Ha (Tulane University, USA), Depth and regularity modulo a hypersurface |

16:30 - 16:50 | Johannes Hofscheier (McMaster University), Spanning Lattice Polytopes and the Uniform Position Principle |

17:00 - 17:20 | Susan Morey (Texas State University, USA), Depths and Cohen-Macaulay Properties of Monomial Ideals |

17:30 - 17:50 | Satoshi Murai (Osaka Universy, Japan), Face numbers and the fundamental group |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3127) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Alexandru Constantinescu (INdAM, Rome), Linear syzygies and hyperbolic Coxeter groups |

8:30 - 8:50 | Mina Bigdeli (IPM, Iran), Chordal clutters vs. collapsible simplicial complexes |

9:00 - 9:20 | Russ Woodroofe (University of Primorska, Slovenia), Order congruence lattices have convex ear decompositions |

9:30 - 9:50 | Federico Galetto (McMaster University, Canada), Distinguishing k-configurations |

10:00 - 10:20 | Volkmar Welker (University of Marburg, Germany), Lovasz-Saks-Schrijver ideals and coordinate sections of determinantal varieties |

Arithmetic Dynamics | |

Org: Jason Bell (University of Waterloo) and Patrick Ingram (York University) | |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5501) | |

16:00 - 16:20 | Alice Medvedev (CUNY), Upper-triangular polynomial dynamical systems. |

16:30 - 16:50 | Khoa Nguyen (University of Calgary), The orbit intersection problem for linear spaces and semiabelian varieties |

17:00 - 17:20 | Nicole Looper (Northwestern), A lower bound on the canonical height for polynomials |

17:30 - 17:50 | Kenneth Scott Jacobs (University of Georgia), Minimal Resultants of Rational Maps |

Monday December 11 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5501) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | George Grell (University of Rochester), Galois Groups of Iterated Quadratic Rational Maps whose Critical Orbits Collide |

8:30 - 8:50 | Marie-Andree B Langlois (Dalhousie), Constructing bases for homogenous three variable integer valued polynomials |

9:00 - 9:20 | Myrto Mavraki (UBC), Dynamics and small points in families of elliptic curves |

9:30 - 9:50 | Jamie Juul (Amherst), The arboreal Galois representation of a PCF cubic polynomial |

10:00 - 10:20 | Andrew Bridy (TAMU), Arboreal finite index for cubic polynomials |

Contributed Papers | |

Org: Robert Andre and Dan Wolczuk (University of Waterloo) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 6460) | |

8:30 - 8:50 | Anup Dixit (University of Toronto), On the Generalized Brauer-Siegel Theorem |

9:00 - 9:20 | Arpita Kar (Queen's University), On a Conjecture of Bateman about $r_5(n)$ |

9:30 - 9:50 | Francois Seguin (Queen's University), A lower bound for the two-variable Artin Conjecture |

10:00 - 10:20 | Siddhi Pathak (Queen's University), Derivatives of L-series and generalized Stieltjes constants |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 6460) | |

8:30 - 8:50 | Bryce Morsky (University of Pennsylvania), Cheater-altruist synergy in immunopathogenic ecological public goods games |

9:00 - 9:20 | Fei Meng (University of Waterloo), Valuation of Hedge Fund Investments under Alternative Fee Structures |

9:30 - 9:50 | Lin Jiu (Dalhousie University), Probabilistic and combinatorial interpretations of Bernoulli symbol |

Cyclic Homology and Noncommutative Geometry | |

Org: Masoud Khalkhali (Western University) and Ilya Shapiro (University of Windsor) | |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5417) | |

9:00 - 9:20 | Xiang Tang (St. Louis), A new index theorem for monomials ideals by resolutions |

9:30 - 9:50 | Asghar Ghorbanpour (Western University), Ricci curvature in noncommutative geometry |

10:00 - 10:20 | Paul Baum (Penn State), BEYOND ELLIPTICITY |

16:00 - 16:20 | Raphael Ponge (SNU), The Cyclic homology of crossed-product algebras |

16:30 - 16:50 | Ivan Kobyzev (University of Waterloo), Cyclic homology of quasi-Hopf algebras and Hopf algebroids |

17:00 - 17:20 | Fereshteh Yazdani (University of New Brunswick), Hopf-cyclic Cohomology of Connes-Moscovici Hopf algebras with nontrivial Coefficients |

17:30 - 17:50 | George Elliott (University of Toronto), The Rieffel projection via groupoids (joint work with Dickson Wong) |

Monday December 11 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5417) | |

8:30 - 8:50 | Latham Boyle (Perimeter Institute), The standard model of particle physics from non-commutative geometry: a physicist's perspective |

9:00 - 9:20 | Mohammad Hassanzadeh (Windsor University), Hom-Associative Group Cohomology |

9:30 - 9:50 | Mitsuru Wilson (Uniandes), Pseudo-differential calculus for the deformation quantization of Hopf algebra |

10:00 - 10:20 | Piotr M. Hajac (IMPAN), Factoring the Chern-Galois character and the homotopy invariance of Hochschild and cyclic complexes |

Schedule to be determined | |

Branimir Ćaćić (University of New Brunswick), Principal bundles in noncommutative Riemannian geometry, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5417 | |

Heath Emerson (Victoria University), Dirac classes and duality for isometric discrete abelian group actions, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5417 | |

Rudy Rodsphon (Vanderbilt University), Quantizations and index theory, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5417 | |

Design Theory | |

Org: Hadi Kharaghani (University of Lethbridge) and Doug Stinson (University of Waterloo) | |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3127) | |

16:00 - 16:20 | Qing Xiang (Delaware), A new infinite family of hemisystems of the Hermitian surface |

16:30 - 16:50 | Steve Wang (Carleton), A matrix approach to the period of a nonlinear congruential pseudorandom sequences over finite fields |

17:00 - 17:20 | Don Kreher (Michigan Technological), Uniformly resolvable decompositions of the complete graph: 3-paths and 3-stars. |

17:30 - 17:50 | Hadi Kharaghani (Lethbridge), Balancedly splittable Hadamard matrices |

Monday December 11 (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3127) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Tommaso Traetta (University of Perugia, Italy), Steiner triple systems with well-behaved automorphisms |

8:30 - 8:50 | Doug Stinson (Waterloo), Ideal ramp schemes and related combinatorial objects |

9:00 - 9:20 | Ilias Kotsireas (Wilfred Laurier), Algorithms for difference families in finite abelian groups |

9:30 - 9:50 | Mike Newman (Ottawa), embedding factorizations in uniform hypergraphs |

10:00 - 10:20 | Peter Danzinger (Ryerson), Some recent results on the Hamilton-Waterloo Problem |

15:00 - 15:20 | David Pike (Memorial), A disproof of Tutte's conjecture based on twofold triple systems |

15:30 - 15:50 | Lucia Moura (Ottawa), Ordered Orthogonal Array Construction Using LFSR Sequences |

16:00 - 16:20 | Petr Lisonek (Simon Fraser), Kochen-Specker sets and Hadamard matrices |

16:30 - 16:50 | Daniel Panario (Carleton), Covering arrays from m-sequences and character sums over finite fields |

Dynamical Systems | |

Org: Sue Ann Campbell and Xinzhi Liu (University of Waterloo) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5413) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Jacques Bélair (Montreal), An age-structured model with dynamic death rate |

8:30 - 8:50 | Yingfei Yi (Alberta), Reducibility of Quasi-Periodic Linear KdV Equation |

9:00 - 9:20 | Monica Cojocaru (Guelph), Linking generalized Nash games and replicator dynamics |

9:30 - 9:50 | Huaiping Zhu (York), Canard cycles in predator-prey models and bifurcation of degenerate graphics for Hilbert's 16th Problem |

10:00 - 10:20 | Pei Yu (Western), Study on Slow-Fast Motions in Dynamical Systems |

16:00 - 16:20 | Jianhong Wu (York), Semiflows which preserve invariance of cones of high ranks |

16:30 - 16:50 | Gail Wolkowicz (McMaster), Pest Control by Generalist Parasitoids: A Bifurcation Approach |

17:00 - 17:20 | Xiaoqiang Zhao (Memorial), Almost Pulsating Waves in Time and Space Periodic Media |

17:30 - 17:50 | Wenying Feng (Trent), Eigenvalue Intervals for Nonlinear Operator Equations in Ordered Banach Spaces |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5413) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Kyeongah Nah (York), Stability threshold for linear periodic delay differential equations |

8:30 - 8:50 | Xingfu Zou (Western), Coexistence of competing species for intermediate dispersal rates in a reaction-diffusion chemostat model |

9:00 - 9:20 | Michael Li (Alberta), Dynamics of a continuous state-structured model for infectious diseases |

9:30 - 9:50 | Yuan Yuan (Memorial), A stage-structured mathematical model for fish stock with harvesting |

10:00 - 10:20 | Manuele Santoprete (Wilfrid Laurier), Mathematical Models of Radicalization |

Dynamics of Microbial Systems | |

Org: Gail Wolkowicz (McMaster University) | |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5403) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Hermann Eberl (University of Guelph), Spatio-temporal modeling of cellulosic biofilms |

8:30 - 8:50 | Matthew Wade (Newcastle Univerisy, McMaster University), A model of a hybrid shortcut nitrification process |

9:00 - 9:20 | Marion Weedermann (Dominican University), Feedback control for cascading systems of chemostats |

9:30 - 9:50 | Daniel Korytowski (Fields Postdoc and McMaster University), Permanence and Stability of a Kill the Winner Model in Marine Ecology |

10:00 - 10:20 | Huaiping Zhu (York University), A temperature driven matrix model for Culex mosquitoes population |

16:00 - 16:20 | Shigui Ruan (The University of Miami), Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of a Nonlocal Viral Infection Model |

16:30 - 16:50 | Xiaoqiang Zhao (Memorial University), A Reaction-Diffusion Model of Harmful Algae and Zooplankton in An Ecosystem |

17:00 - 17:20 | Zhisheng Shuai (University of Central Florida), Graph Design and Reduction to Global Lyapunov Functions in Population Dynamics |

17:30 - 17:50 | Ting-Hao Hsu (McMaster University), Interaction of Phage-Sensitive and Phage-Resistant Bacteria with Acquisition of Phage Sensitivity |

Monday December 11 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5403) | |

8:30 - 8:50 | Scott Greenhalgh (Queens University), Fighting HIV with viruses: the benefit of GB virus C on the health burden of AIDS |

9:00 - 9:20 | Chiu-Ju Lin (McMaster University), An alternative formulation for a distributed delayed logistic equation |

9:30 - 9:50 | Tyler Meadows (McMaster University), A simplified model of anaerobic digestion |

10:00 - 10:20 | Alexandra Teslya (York University.), Dynamics of the threshold-delay model of the HIV infection of infants through breastfeeding: control implications. |

Environmental and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics | |

Org: Kevin Lamb, Francis Poulin and Marek Stastna (University of Waterloo) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5479) | |

8:30 - 8:50 | Marek Stastna (University of Waterloo), A re-examination of the gradient Richardson number criterion for the instability of stratified fluids |

9:00 - 9:20 | Adam Monahan (University of Victoria), Regime Dynamics of the Stably Stratified Atmospheric Boundary Layer |

9:30 - 9:50 | Nicolas Grisouard (University of Toronto), Inertial-Symmetric Instability Energetics. |

10:00 - 10:20 | Bruce Sutherland (University of Alberta), Lagrangian Transport by Horizontally Modulated Internal Modes |

16:00 - 16:20 | Francis Poulin (University of Waterloo), Modelling Wind-Driven Oceanic Gyres |

16:30 - 16:50 | Nicholas Kevlahan (McMaster University), Variational data assimilation for the shallow water equations |

17:00 - 17:20 | David Muraki (Simon Fraser University), Cloud-Edge Dynamics and Mysterious Holes in the Sky |

17:30 - 17:50 | David Straub (McGill University), Near-inertial damping of geostrophic flows |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5479) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Triantaphyllos Akylas (Massachesetts Institute of Technology), On the interaction of an internal wavepacket with its induced mean flow and the role of streaming* |

8:30 - 8:50 | Kevin Lamb (University of Waterloo), Internal Wave Generation by Tide-Topography: Effects of a Mean Background Current |

9:00 - 9:20 | Keisuke Nakayama (Kobe University), Mass transport velocity in a three-layer system |

9:30 - 9:50 | Mike Waite (University of Waterloo), Random Forcing of Slow Modes in Rotating-Stratified Turbulence |

10:00 - 10:20 | Peter Bartello (McGill University), Spontaneous imbalance in rotating stratified turbulence |

Explicit Finiteness of Integral Points on Hyperbolic Curves | |

Org: David McKinnon and Jerry Wang (University of Waterloo) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2038) | |

8:30 - 8:50 | Arul Shankar (University of toronto), Explicit bounds on ranks and integral points of elliptic curves |

9:00 - 9:20 | Joseph Gunther (City University of New York), Irrational points on hyperelliptic curves |

9:30 - 9:50 | Aaron Levin (Michigan State University), Integral points on elliptic curves over function fields |

10:00 - 10:20 | Nathan Grieve (Michigan State University), On measuring the complexity of rational points on projective varieties |

16:00 - 16:20 | Imin Chen (Simon Fraser University), A multi-Frey approach to Fermat equations of signature (5,5,p) and (13,13,p) |

16:30 - 16:50 | Mike Bennett (University of British Columbia) |

17:00 - 17:20 | Levent Alpoge (Princeton University), The average number of rational points on genus two curves is bounded |

17:30 - 17:50 | Beth Malmskog (Villanova University), Solving S-unit equations in Sage and Applications to Algebraic Curves. |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2038) | |

9:00 - 9:20 | Igor Shparlinski (University of New South Wales), Integer Points on Curves and Density of Points on Curves Modulo p |

9:30 - 9:50 | Avi Kulkarni (Simon Fraser Unversity), An arithmetic invariant theory of curves from E8 |

10:00 - 10:20 | Nils Bruin (Simon Fraser University), Explicit hyperbolicity of nodal surfaces |

Financial Mathematics | |

Org: Adam Metzler (Wilfrid Laurier Univeristy) and Traian Pirvu (McMaster Univeristy) | |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3103) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Abel Cadenillas (University of Alberta), Optimal Stochastic Control of the Government Stabilization Fund |

8:30 - 8:50 | Joe Campolieti (Wilfrid Laurier University), Solvable Diffusion Models with Linear and Mean-Reverting Nonlinear Drifts |

9:00 - 9:20 | Tahir Choulli (University of Alberta), Structure Condition In Informational Markets |

9:30 - 9:50 | Niushan Gao (Ryerson University), A general representation theory for risk measures |

10:00 - 10:20 | Chris Frei (University of Alberta), Managing Counterparty Risk in Over-the-counter Markets |

16:00 - 16:20 | Kristina Sendova (Western University), Capturing simultaneous claim occurrences |

16:30 - 16:50 | Radu Ilie Mitric (University of Laval), Properties of risk measures inspired from a ruin model with interest |

17:00 - 17:20 | Anastasis Kratsios (Concordia University), Geometrtric Learning and Non-Euclidean Filtering in Finance |

17:30 - 17:50 | Foivos Xanthos (Ryerson University), Spanning of options and lattice theory |

Monday December 11 (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3103) | |

8:30 - 8:50 | Traian Pirvu (McMaster University), Longevity bond pricing in equilibrium |

9:00 - 9:20 | Rogemar Mamon (Western University), A higher-order Markov chain-modulated model for electricity spot-price dynamics |

9:30 - 9:50 | Roman Makarov (Wilfrid Laurier University), Stochastic Modelling of Assets with Missing Pricing Data |

10:00 - 10:20 | Fenghao Yang (York University), Pricing analogues of first-to-default options under uncertain correlation. |

15:00 - 15:20 | Alexey Kuznetsov (York University), Lognormal convolutions and their applications |

15:30 - 15:50 | Mark Reesor (Wilfrid Laurier University), Capital Structure Effects on the Prices of Equity Call Options: First Passage Time Approach |

16:00 - 16:20 | Adam Metzler (Wilfrid Laurier University), State Dependent Correlations and Economic Capital |

Geometric Analysis | |

Org: Benoit Charbonneau and Spiro Karigiannis (University of Waterloo) | |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 2585) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Panagiotis Gianniotis (Waterloo/Fields), The bounded diameter conjecture for 2-convex mean curvature flow |

8:30 - 8:50 | Akos Nagy (Waterloo/Fields), Irreducible Ginzburg--Landau Fields in dimension 2 |

9:00 - 9:20 | Changliang Wang (McMaster), Perelman's functionals on compact manifolds with conical singularities |

9:30 - 9:50 | Albert Chau (UBC), Cusp like solutions to Kahler Ricci flow |

10:00 - 10:20 | Xin Dong (Western Ontario), Bergman kernel and its boundary asymptotics |

16:00 - 16:20 | Jeff Jauregui (Union College), Bartnik’s quasi-local mass in general relativity |

16:30 - 16:50 | Mohammad Ivaki (Toronto), On the classification of ancient solutions to curvature flows on the sphere |

17:00 - 17:20 | Alex Waldron (Stony Brook), Yang-Mills flow in dimension four |

17:30 - 17:50 | Spyros Alexakis (Toronto), Recovering a Riemannian metric from area data. |

Monday December 11 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 2585) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Robert Haslhofer (Toronto), Minimal two-spheres in three-spheres |

8:30 - 8:50 | Christina Tonnesen-Friedman (Union College), Admissible Kaehler metrics on a certain complex three manifold |

9:00 - 9:20 | Tatyana Barron (Western Ontario), Closed geodesics and pluricanonical sections |

9:30 - 9:50 | Jacques Hurtubise (McGill), The geometry of Calogero Moser systems |

10:00 - 10:20 | Ali Aleyasin (Waterloo), Remarks on singular Kähler manifolds |

History of Mathematics | |

Org: Maritza M. Branker (Niagara University) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building M3, Room 3103) | |

16:00 - 16:20 | Mariya Boyko (University of Toronto), The role of socialist competition in the Soviet mathematics curriculum reform of the 1960’s and 1970’s |

16:30 - 16:50 | Craig Fraser (IHSPT of Toronto), Demonstration and Analysis in Euler's Mathematics |

17:00 - 17:20 | James T. Smith (San Francisco State University), Overloading and Information Hiding in 1907 |

17:30 - 17:50 | Valerie Therrien (University of Western Toronto), THE AXIOM OF CHOICE AND THE ROAD PAVED BY SIERPIŃSKI |

Logic and Operator Algebras | |

Org: Ilijas Farah (York University) and Marcin Sabok (McGill University) | |

Monday December 11 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1304) | |

8:30 - 8:50 | Bradd Hart (McMaster), The model theory of von Neumann algebras revisited |

9:00 - 9:20 | Matthew Kennedy (Waterloo), An infinite quantum Ramsey theorem |

9:30 - 9:50 | Piotr Koszmider (Polish Academy of Sciences), Large locally finite-dimensional operator algebras |

10:00 - 10:20 | Paul McKenney (Miami University), Automorphisms of corona algebras |

15:00 - 15:20 | Philip Scowcroft (Wesleyan), Decision procedures for the sentences true in certain metric structures |

15:30 - 15:50 | Iian Smythe (Rutgers), Generic pure states |

16:00 - 16:20 | Aaron Tikuisis (Ottawa), The Dixmier property |

16:30 - 16:50 | Andrea Vaccaro (York), Trace spaces of Counterexamples to Naimark's Problem |

Low Dimensional Topology and Geometric Group Theory | |

Org: Adam Clay (University of Manitoba) and Tyrone Ghaswala (University of Waterloo) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1304) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Hans Boden (McMaster University), Periodic virtual and welded knots and automorphisms of classical knot groups |

8:30 - 8:50 | Sarah Mousley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Exotic limit sets of Teichmuller geodesic rays |

9:00 - 9:20 | Nick Salter (Harvard University), Plane curves and mapping class groups |

9:30 - 9:50 | Corey Bregman (Brandeis University), Outer space, flat tori, and the period mapping |

10:00 - 10:20 | Funda Gultepe (University of Luxembourg), A distance formula for the outer automorphism group of the free group. |

16:00 - 16:20 | Alan McLeay (University of Glasgow), Mapping class groups, covers, and braids |

16:30 - 16:50 | Yulan Qing (University of Toronto), Convexity of Balls in the Outer Space |

17:00 - 17:20 | Ying Hu (Université due Québec á Montréal), Taut foliations, contact structures and left-orderable 3-manifold groups |

17:30 - 17:50 | Doug Park (University of Waterloo), From automorphisms of Riemann surfaces to 4-manifolds |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1304) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Chris Leininger (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), trees and BNS invariants |

8:30 - 8:50 | Xinghua Gao (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Orderability of Dehn Fillings |

9:00 - 9:20 | Jenya Sapir (SUNY - Binghamton), Tessellations from long geodesics on surfaces |

9:30 - 9:50 | Bena Tshishiku (Harvard), Groups with Bowditch boundary a 2-sphere |

10:00 - 10:20 | Johanna Mangahas (SUNY Buffalo), Right-angled Artin groups as normal subgroups of mapping class groups. |

Mathematical Aspects of Quantum Information | |

Org: David Kribs, Rajesh Pereira and Bei Zeng (University of Guelph) | |

Monday December 11 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1302) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Jon Yard (Perimiter Institute & University of Waterloo), On the existence of symmetric quantum measurements |

8:30 - 8:50 | Nathaniel Johnston (Mount Allison University), The Spectra of Entanglement Witnesses |

9:00 - 9:20 | Sarah Plosker (Brandon University), Perfect quantum state transfer on weighted paths |

9:30 - 9:50 | George Hutchinson (University of Guelph), Complex matrix scalings and the geometric measure of entanglement |

10:00 - 10:20 | Mike Nelson (University of Guelph), Operator Algebra Quantum Error Correction and Hybrid Quantum Codes |

15:00 - 15:20 | John Watrous (University of Waterloo), Time-reversal for rank-one quantum strategy functions |

15:30 - 15:50 | Mark Girard (University of Waterloo), Entanglement manipulation and distillability beyond LOCC |

16:00 - 16:20 | Cheng Guo (Tsinghua University), Entanglement Transformation via Local Operations and Classical Communication |

16:30 - 16:50 | Jitendra Prakash (University of Waterloo), Non-closure of the set of quantum correlations |

Model Theory | |

Org: Rahim Moosa (University of Waterloo) and Sergei Starchenko (University of Notre Dame) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 2585) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Gabriel Conant (Universityof Notre Dame), Around regularity in tame expansions of groups |

8:30 - 8:50 | Levon Haykazyan (University of Waterloo), Spaces of Types in Positive Model Theory |

9:00 - 9:20 | Omar Leon Sanchez (Manchester University), Nonisolated types in DCF and CCM |

9:30 - 9:50 | Remi Jaoui (University of Waterloo), Geodesic flows and model theory of differential fields |

10:00 - 10:20 | Margaret Thomas (McMaster University), Effective Pila--Wilkie bounds for unrestricted Pfaffian surfaces |

16:00 - 16:20 | Jim Freitag (UIC), Finiteness results for systems of algebraic differential equations |

16:30 - 16:50 | Alex Kruckman (Bloomington University), Generic theories, independence, and NSOP$_1$ |

17:00 - 17:20 | Caroline Terry (Maryland University), A stable arithmetic regularity lemma in finite-dimensional vector spaces over fields of prime order |

17:30 - 17:50 | Eric Walsberg (UIUC), Model companions of unions of theories |

Operator Algebras | |

Org: Matthew Kennedy (University of Waterloo) and Paul Skoufranis (York University) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5501) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Ken Davidson (Waterloo), Free semigroupoid algebras |

8:30 - 8:50 | Rob Martin (Cape Town), Non-commutative Clark measures for the free and abelian Toeplitz algebras |

9:00 - 9:20 | Dilian Yang (Windsor), Self-similar $k$-graph algebras |

9:30 - 9:50 | Raphael Clouatre (Manitoba), Completely bounded analogues of the Choquet and Shilov boundaries for operator spaces |

10:00 - 10:20 | Vern Paulsen (Waterloo), Reverse Cholesky factorization and reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces |

16:00 - 16:20 | Matthew Wiersma (Alberta), Kirchberg's factorization property for locally compact groups |

16:30 - 16:50 | Michael Brannan (TAMU), Amenable quantum groups are not always unitarizable |

17:00 - 17:20 | Ian Charlesworth (UCSD), Bi-free probability and entropy. |

17:30 - 17:50 | James Mingo (Queen's), The Role of the Transpose in Free Probability: the partial transpose of R-cyclic operators |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 5501) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Thierry Giordano (Ottawa) |

8:30 - 8:50 | Chris Ramsey (Manitoba), The Hao-Ng isomorphism problem |

9:00 - 9:20 | Chris Schafhauser (Waterloo), AF-Embeddings of Nuclear C*-algebras |

9:30 - 9:50 | Aaron Tikuisis (Ottawa), The Toms-Winter conjecture: Z-stability and nuclear dimension |

10:00 - 10:20 | George Elliott (Toronto), A simple report on simple C*-algebras |

Rethinking First Year Experience | |

Org: Malgorzata Dubiel (Simon Fraser University) and Kseniya Garaschuk (UFV) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 6486) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Andie Burazin (Toronto at Mississauga), When Jay-Z showed up in Calculus at 4:44 |

8:30 - 8:50 | Miroslav Lovric (McMaster University), If Not Calculus, Then What? |

9:00 - 9:20 | John Grant McLoughlin (UNB), Surprises, Insights, and Challenges with the "Long" Calculus Course |

9:30 - 9:50 | Veselin Jungic (SFU), Learning From Australian Experience: The First Year Mathematics Coordinators’ Network Project |

10:00 - 10:20 | Margo Kondratieva (MUN), Implementing interactive texts in first year undergraduate mathematics |

16:00 - 16:20 | Deborah Hughes Hallet (University of Arizona), Serving Underprepared Students |

16:30 - 16:50 | Kseniya Garaschuk (UFV), Assessing and addressing students' calculus readiness |

17:00 - 17:20 | Darja Barr (University of Manitoba), Bridging the Gap with Diagnostic Testing |

17:30 - 17:50 | Richard Hoshino (Quest), Creating Mathematical Gateways |

Studc Student Research Session | |

Org: Aram Dermenjian and Robert Redelmeier | |

Saturday December 9 | |

16:00 - 16:20 | Martin Pham (University of Waterloo), The Fractal Inverse Problem For Audio Compression, Univ. Waterloo. Building MC, Room 6460 |

16:30 - 16:50 | Robert Yang Xu (University of Waterloo), Binary Kronecker constants of some integer sets, Univ. Waterloo. Building MC, Room 6460 |

Monday December 11 | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Adriana-Stefania Ciupeanu (University of Manitoba), Classifications of the Group Action on the Real Line and Circle, Univ. Waterloo. Building MC, Room 5479 |

8:30 - 8:50 | Peter Sinclair (McMaster University), Connections between Logic and Algebra, Univ. Waterloo. Building MC, Room 5479 |

9:00 - 9:20 | Izabela Vlahu (University of Saskatchewan), Fast P-transforms for signal processing applications, Univ. Waterloo. Building MC, Room 5479 |

9:30 - 9:50 | Yiyuan Wang (York University), The impact of weather and stormwater management ponds on the transmission of West Nile virus, Univ. Waterloo. Building MC, Room 5479 |

Symmetric Functions and Generalizations | |

Org: Angele Hamel (Wilfrid Laurier University) and Stephanie van Willigenburg (University of British Columbia) | |

Saturday December 9 | |

9:00 - 9:20 | Anna Stokke (University of Winnipeg), Lattice path constructions for orthosymplectic determinantal formulas, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034 |

9:30 - 9:50 | Karen Yeats (University of Waterloo), Using renormalization Hopf algebra intuition on symmetric functions, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034 |

10:00 - 10:20 | Cara Monical (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Set-Valued Skyline Fillings, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034 |

16:00 - 16:20 | Rebecca Patrias (Université de Quebec à Montreal), Promotion on Generalized Oscillating Tableaux and Web Rotation, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034 |

16:30 - 16:50 | Mike Zabrocki (York University), Symmetic group representations and Howe duality, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034 |

17:00 - 17:20 | Anna Weigandt (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Prism Tableaux and Alternating Sign Matrices, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034 |

17:30 - 17:50 | Samantha Dahlberg (University of British Columbia), Chromatic symmetric functions and e-positivity, Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034 |

Sunday December 10 | |

9:00 - 9:20 | Laura Colmenarejo (York University), Projections from vector-valued Macdonald polynomials to scalar polynomials and applications to singular polynomials, Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1302 |

9:30 - 9:50 | Alejandro Morales (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Hook formulas for skew shapes: border strips and product formulas, Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1302 |

10:00 - 10:20 | Ian Goulden (Universityof Waterloo), The content series, Jucys-Murphy elements and branched covers, Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 1302 |

Toric Geometry | |

Org: Matthew Satriano (University of Waterloo) and Greg Smith (Queen's Univeristy) | |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 2568) | |

9:00 - 9:20 | Graham Denham (University of Western Ontario), The critical fan of a matroid |

9:30 - 9:50 | Martin Ulirsch (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), Tropical geometry of the Hodge bundle |

10:00 - 10:20 | Laura Escobar (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Polytopes from the Bott-Samelson construction |

16:00 - 16:20 | Kiumars Kaveh (University of Pittsburgh), Toric degenerations of projective varieties |

16:30 - 16:50 | Kelly Jabbusch (University of Michigan-Dearborn), Visualizing toric vector bundles |

17:00 - 17:20 | Yoav Len (University of Waterloo), Tropical image of intersections |

17:30 - 17:50 | Jay Yang (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Syzygies of Random Monomial Ideals |

Monday December 11 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 2568) | |

8:30 - 8:50 | Ajneet Dhillon (University of Western Ontario), Severi-Brauer varieties and moduli of vector bundles. |

9:00 - 9:20 | Steffen Marcus (The College of New Jersey), Logarithmic compactification of the Abel-Jacobi section |

9:30 - 9:50 | Jenna Rajchgot (University of Saskatchewan), Type D quiver loci and double Grassmannians |

10:00 - 10:20 | Nathan Ilten (Simon Fraser University), Classifying Fano Complexity-One $T$-Varieties via Divisorial Polytopes |

10:30 - 10:50 | Kalle Karu (University of British Columbia), Negative curves in the blowups of toric varieties |

Using Digital Assets in Mathematics Education and Outreach | |

Org: Barbara Forrest and Brian Forrest (University of Waterloo) | |

Sunday December 10 (Univ. Waterloo, Building MC, Room 2034) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Carmen Bruni (University of Waterloo), Classroomless Classrooms |

8:30 - 8:50 | Zohreh Shahbazi (University of Toronto), Online Tools for Enhancing Math Education |

9:00 - 9:20 | Veselin Jungic (Simon Fraser University), Looking for "Math Circles in the Sky" |

9:30 - 9:50 | Deborah Hughes Hallett (University of Arizona, Harvard University), The Internet and Globalization |

10:00 - 10:20 | Gerda De Vries (University of Alberta), Blending First-Year Calculus: Tales from the Trenches on blending Calculus for the Physical and Life Sciences |

16:00 - 16:20 | Jim Fowler (Ohio State University), Using Ximera to build online interactive math activities |

16:30 - 16:50 | Petra Bonfert-Taylor (Dartmouth College), A data-driven approach towards instruction in an introductory programming class |

17:00 - 17:20 | Jim Rolf (Yale University), ONEXYS: An Online Bridge Program to Boost Mathematical Preparedness for Incoming Students |

17:30 - 17:50 | Carrie Knoll (University of Waterloo), Lessons Learned in Open Online Courseware |

Variational Analysis and Monotone Operator Theory | |

Org: Heinz Bauschke and Xianfu Wang (University of British Columbia Kelowna) | |

Saturday December 9 (Univ. Waterloo, Building DC, Room 2568) | |

8:00 - 8:20 | Eldar Sadeghi (UBC Kelowna), Some Calculus Rules in Variational Analysis |

8:30 - 8:50 | Minh Bui (UBC Kelowna), Projecting onto the intersection of a cone and a sphere |

9:30 - 9:50 | Hristo Sendov (Western), Polar convexity and critical points of polynomials |

10:00 - 10:20 | Stephen Vavasis (Waterloo), Relationships among first-order methods for minimization of strongly convex functions |

16:00 - 16:20 | Henry Wolkowicz (Waterloo), Complete Stable Facial Reduction in One Step for Spectrahedra |

16:30 - 16:50 | Tran Nghia (Oakland), On the solution uniqueness to Lasso and related problems |

17:00 - 17:20 | Hung Phan (UMass Lowell), On the generalized Douglas-Rachford algorithm for feasibility problems |

17:30 - 17:50 | Sedi Bartz (UMass Lowell), Maximal monotonicity in multi-marginal settings |